September 7, 2022

Purdue to celebrate Homecoming Sept. 23-24

Purdue University is gearing up for Homecoming 2022 — themed “Giant Leaps Home” — with festivities scheduled for Sept. 23 and 24.

“We look forward to welcoming our alumni and friends back to campus,” said Matt Folk, president and CEO of the Purdue for Life Foundation. “After hosting virtual events the past two years, we are especially excited to celebrate in person with our extended Boilermaker family." 

Homecoming weekend will feature reunions and activities for Purdue fans of all ages, leading up to the Sept. 24 football game against Florida Atlantic.

Friday, Sept. 23

Free Ride Friday, noon-5 p.m. (outside Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall Drive)

Complimentary rides around campus on the Boilermaker Special, presented by the Purdue Reamer Club. 

Homecoming Parade, 8 p.m. (State Street)

An annual fall tradition featuring music, floats and decorated golf carts.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Boilermaker Boulevard, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Stadium Mall and Memorial Mall)

The place to engage with representatives of various colleges, schools, student organizations and more.

Thrill on the Hill, 6 p.m. (Slayter Center of Performing Arts)

A pregame musical celebration featuring the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, presented by Purdue Bands & Orchestras.

Purdue football vs. Florida Atlantic, 7:30 p.m. (Ross-Ade Stadium)

Advance tickets available online.

During the football game, the University will present the Homecoming Pillars of Excellency. These awards recognize students who exemplify education and scholarship, service and leadership, and research and innovation. 

For complete information about Homecoming events — including reunion activities for the Class of 1972 — visit

Media contact: Lance Connolly, 

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